Burying of the Dead

Posted on 03/19/2012 by marina

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BURYING OF THE DEAD. It is said by commentators that God taught mankind to bury their dead when “God sent a crow to scratch the earth, to show him (Cain) how he might hide his brothers body.” (Qur’an, Surah V. 34; Tafsir-I-Husaini, in loco) The custom of burying their dead is universal in Islam. The ceremonies connected with funerals will be found in the article on Burial. [BURIAL.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam